Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Delivered By
Fr. Mark Hanifan
Delivered On
July 7, 2024 at 8:00 AM
In today's Gospel we see people in Jesus' home town who lack Faith. This lack of Faith is in stark contrast to Jairus and the woman with hemorrhages from last week's Gospel (Mk 5:21-43). We must ask ourselves, "Do I have Faith?"

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07-08-2024 at 6:44 PM
John Derrig
The homilies I like most are the ones that get me thinking. I liked Fr. Mark's question, "Do I have Faith?'

This definition of Faith seems helpful: "To have faith is to allow oneself to be overwhelmed by the power of God, to permit the divine energy to reign at all levels of one's being. It is not primarily a matter of understanding and assenting to propositions as it is surrendering to the God who wants to become incarnate in us." [Robert Barron, And Now I See, pg 8]

Another good one: "Being a Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but an encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and decisive direction." [Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est, 217]

I am spending time praying that I have Faith like this.
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